Leather Guide

When choosing leather for your products we offer our favorite styles from Wickett & Craig - English Bridle // Traditional Harness // Natural Vachetta. All leather is vegetable-tanned which requires a "break in" period but will soften and develop a beautiful patina over time.

English BridleA finished leather that is drum dyed and hot stuffed (saturated with waxes, oils and tallows)

  • Matte finish
  • smooth, flexible yet durable

Traditional HarnessHot stuffed and 'jack glazed' creating a beautiful and glossy top grain.

  • High Gloss Finish
  • Weather Resistant

Natural - Available upon request 'American Vachetta' Aging to a caramel color, the American Vachetta will quickly burnish to a rich patina developed with use. 

  • Color changes with use
  • Natural untreated leather
  • Greater variation between hides


Not all leather is created equally. This leads to each product having a slight variation piece to piece. Attention to quality remains a high priority but please note there may be differences from original product photos. This is what makes handmade leather products special. Each piece becomes one of a kind.

If a leather is not available at the time, another leather can be suggested that is similar. Availability of leather varies depending on demand and supply. Leathers can sometimes take weeks to be delivered to us.